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Types of Internet connections in Canberra
Canberra is the capital city of Australia, so it makes sense that it’s also packed with a capital selection of broadband choices. Broadband in Canberra is plentiful and diverse. Some of the different types of internet connection you can expect to find in Canberra include NBN, ADSL & ADSL2+, Fixed Wireless, Cable, and - or recent times - the soon to be ubiquitous 5G cellular network.
The best type of internet connection for your home is almost always dependent on your specific location; both plan availability and plan pricing will differ from area to area. So to find out what internet connection is best suited to your region, enter your postcode or suburb into our rollout map and click “Compare Now”.
NBN uses fibre optic cables that can provide super fast and reliable internet to your home.View NBN Plans
ADSL2 is the most widely available internet connection and gives you access to speeds up to 24Mbps.View ADSL2+ Plans
Cable broadband connections are delivered over a dedicated cable from the exchange to your home.View Cable Plans
Home Wireless broadband can run up to 20 times faster than an NBN 100Mbps connection.View Home Wireless Plans
Types of NBN connections in Canberra
The NBN (National Broadband Network) is a wholesale open access data network, owned and implemented by the Australian government to improve the standards of our country’s broadband by replacing the infrastructure. The NBN takes the old copper line networks and replaces them with a more effective fibre optic cable network. Once construction of NBN is finished in an area, all the old copper lines are disconnected, which means you can no longer get ADSL2+ in that area. The NBN Canberra rollout is close to finished, though there are still large swaths still undergoing construction. However, the NBN Co have announced that their NBN rollout schedule is on track, and that the NBN will be finished nationwide by the end of 2020. If you’re unsure when your home will be NBN ready, type your address into our NBN rollout map below. The map will tell you roughly when you can expect the NBN and what NBN connection type has been designated to your area. Once your home is NBN ready, you can compare the best NBN plans for Canberra here. The best NBN provider in Canberra for you will completely depend on your internet usage as well as what sort of NBN connection you have, which itself will depend on where you home is.
Canberra has several different NBN connections. Customers don’t get to choose what type of NBN connection they are designated; different types of NBN connections are allocated to different areas. Some of the NBN connections commonly found in Canberra include Fibre to the Node (FFTN), Fibre to the Curb (FTTC), Fibre to the Premises (FTTP), Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial Cable (HFC), and Fixed Wireless.
Fibre to the premises / home
When the NBN project initially commenced, the government at the time intended to roll out fibre optic cabling all the way up to your home or business property. This type of connection is call Fibre to the premises/home
Fibre to the node
Mid-way through the NBN roll-out, a change in Government leadership saw some funding constraints which lead to a slightly different roll-out approach for the NBN. This approach involves an amalgamation of original copper systems and fibre optic systems. This is referred to as Fibre to the node (FTTN).
Fixed wireless connection
In some cases - particularly in remote locations - it would be impractical or too expensive to physically connect a property to the fibre-optic network. In such cases properties will be connected by a wireless network. This is referred to as a Fixed Wireless NBN connection.
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